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Author Talk: A Country Of Cities

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

Vishaan Chakrabarti will discuss his recently released book, A Country of Cities, which argues that well-designed cities are the key to solving America's great national challenges: environmental degradation, unsustainable consumption, economic stagnation, rising public health costs and decreased social mobility. The presentation will be followed by an open discussion with the author about cities, suburbs, and exurbs, and how they developed across the 50 states and their roles in prosperity and globalization, sustainability and resilience, and health and joy.

Sponsor: Urban Green Council

Author/Speaker: Vishaan Chakrabarti, Principle - SHoP Architects and SHoP construction. He is also the Director of the Center for Urban Real Estate - Columbia University.

Moderator: Thomas Lewis, Associate - Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Date: Thursday, April 24, 6-6:30 pm registration & reception, 6:30- 8:00pm presentation & discussion

Location: The Mohawk Group, 71 West 23rd Street, 18th Floor

RSVP: Urban Green Council

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